If youíre like a majority of the readers of EKN, youíre likely a racer yourself. Either that, or one of your kids does the driving and you do the wrenching. Regardless of your position within your team, each year youíre squad purchases some new equipment, whether itís a new kart, new components or safety gear. In an effort to help keep you updated on all the different products available to the karting community, eKartingNews.com will be offer up a Product News piece each month. The article will profile some of the hottest products or services on the market, with the help of our valued EKN advertisers. If youíre a hard core racer, you may want to get your credit card ready!
| The Burris Racing 'Slider' Motor Mount|
Burris Racing - 7 Degree ĎSliderí Motor Mount
One name that is renowned in the sport of karting is Burris Racing. The 33-year old company out of Huntington Beach, California is known for the many products it provides for all levels of karting. The recently developed 7 Degree 'Slider' Motor Mount is the latest creation by the Burris family. Constructed out of aircraft billet aluminum, the Slider will give you that extra engine clearance or perfect weight distribution your looking for. The Slider has patterns for nearly any engine on the market. The 80mm x 102mm is for the Leopard, Rotax, HPV, PRD Fireball and other popular engines. The 80mm x 115mm geared toward various KF series, Leopard II, and other unique engines. Burris also has a standard 4-cycle pattern for the Briggs, Yamaha, Honda, Kohler, and 'Clone' engines. Coming in either single or dual bolt butterfly clamps, the Slider allows up to 1.5 inches of side to side engine adjustment for the perfect positioning. For more information about the Slider through Burris Racing, visit http://www.burrisracing.com or call 714-375-3500.
SwedeTech Racing Engines - CR125 Stock Moto Assembly Kit
One of the leaderís in engine services - SwedeTech Racing Engines and shopswedetech.com - have put together an accessories package that will go with your CR125 Stock Moto engine package. Included in the kit are the following: SwedeTech CR125 O-ring Exhaust Manifold with extra o-rings, SwedeTech CR125 Coil Mount kit (includes mount, rubber isolator (2), hardware, ground strap, CDI wire harness extension, spark plug wire, and spark plug cap), kick starter plug, power valve plugs (non blended), power valve actuator plug, single piece "Y" hose for OEM head outlets, hose clamps (5), fuel pump mount, braided pulse line (1), fuel line (10), fuel filter (1), shifter J-arm, extra long silencer support bar (bar only-mounts to engine mount),16t sprocket (428 pitch), Regina Chain, Motul Kart Grand Prix (pre-mix), and Motul Transoil. The kit can be purchased at the http://www.shopswedetech.com site or questions can be answered over the phone at 916-714-3980.
| The Top Kart Flash - seen here with Chris Wehrheim behind the wheel|
(Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
Grand Products - Top Kart Flash
The hottest kart for TaG competition right now is the Top Kart Flash available from importer Grand Products. Currently, the Top Kart Flash is the kart of choice for the top two drivers in the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings - Chris Wehrheim and Kyle Wiegand. Neil McCoy currently leads the IAME Senior championship in the Championship Karting International (CKI) series. In Junior competition, Taylor Miinch recorded two victories at the recent CKI Grand Prix of New Jersey event in the KF3 and IAME Junior divisions aboard the same Top Kart Flash. Piloting a Top Kart Flash, Tyler Thomas leads in the IAME Junior standings. The 31/32mm frame chassis has a 1044mm wheelbase. All the components on the kart are manufactured from Top Kart, including the bodywork and the hydraulic brakes. The kart comes with three different torsion bars (front and rear) and has adjustable caster/camber for the front-end. The embroidered Top Kart steering wheel along with a 1/4 padded seat and decal kit complete the package. For more information or to find the closet Top Kart dealer near you, visit them at http://www.grandproducts.com or call 215-244-1940.